Sony Xperia 10 series leak points towards old processors, high prices

 phonearena.com  2/13/2019 9:16:00 PM 

Leaked Xperia 10 & 10 Plus press render

The Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus are set to become Sony’s newest mid-range offerings when they arrive on February 25th. And with less than two weeks to go, the specifications of both models, as well as their respective prices, have now leaked.


As expected, the Sony Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus will arrive fitted with large 5.9-inch and 6.5-inch displays respectively. These panels boast rather peculiar 21:9 aspect ratios that result in a stretched 2560 x 1080p resolution. The displays should be accompanied by almost non-existent side bezels and razor-thin chins. They will, however, include rather large foreheads which are home to the in-ear speaker and 8-megapixel selfie camera.


While on the topic of cameras, it’s worth noting that the Xperia 10 should feature a 13+5-megapixel dual-camera setup on the rear. The Xperia 10 Plus, on the other hand, will reportedly include a 10+8-megapixel combination. In both cases the purpose of the secondary sensor looks set to be depth effects, thus resulting in improvements to bokeh imagery. According to today’s leak, the rear cameras will also be capable of recording 4K video.


Despite Sony’s efforts in the design department, the Xperia 10 series will be rather lackluster on the inside. Rather than choosing newer chips such as the Snapdragon 632 or Snapdragon 670, Sony has seemingly opted for the Snapdragon 630 and Snapdragon 660 inside the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus.

For those of you that may be unaware, these chips are both almost two years old now. Additionally, the Snapdragon 630 can be found inside last year’s Xperia XA2 series which this year’s models succeed.


Elsewhere inside the smartphone, Android 9 Pie straight out of the box and 64GB of storage. The Xperia 10 should also feature 3GB of RAM while the Plus version bumps this up to 4GB. The battery capacity of the regular device is reportedly 2870mAh while the larger offering’s specification remains unconfirmed.


As mentioned above, the two devices should go official on February 25th at Sony’s MWC event. The phones should hit shelves sometime in March at a cost of €349 ($393) for the Xperia 10 and €429 ($484) for the Xperia 10 Plus. Unfortunately, at these relatively high prices, the offerings could be quite hard to recommend.
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